Postsecondary Education Value - Median Income vs. UnemploymentThis chart shows the median income for the population 25 years and older by educational attainment for 2008 and the unemployment rate by educational attainment for July of the same year. View this data for: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | Trend of All Years Select an education level in the table below to see a graph of this data over time.
|Education Level||Unemployment Rate||Median Annual Income|
|Graduate / Professional Degree||2.4%||$ 74,664|
|Baccalaureate Degree||3.3%||$ 52,111|
|Some College / Associate Degree||5.5%||$ 37,134|
|High School Graduate||7.9%||$ 29,473|
|Less Than High School Graduate||11.4%||$ 20,109|
50 State Comparison
California County Comparison Source of Unemployment Data: Special data request from California Employment Development Department Labor Market Information http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/. Source of Median Income Data: U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.
Note: Data from non-census years are estimates based on surveys.
Please see the U. S. Census Bureau website for more detailed information.